The Grandmaster

Wong Kar Wai





Jet Tone Production

Annapurna Pictures


Zhang Ziyi, Tony Leung


The Grandmaster is a 2013 Hong Kong-Chinese martial arts drama film based on the life story of the Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man. The film was directed and written by Wong Kar-wai and stars Tony Leung as Ip Man. It was released on 8 January 2013 in China. It was the opening film at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2013. The film was selected as part of the 2013 Hong Kong International Film Festival. The Weinstein Company acquired the international distribution rights for the film. The film was selected as the Hong Kong entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, making the January shortlist, but did not get the nomination. The film was nominated for Best Cinematography (Philippe Le Sourd) and Best Costume Design (William Chang Suk Ping) at the 86th Academy Awards.


Music by Nathaniel Méchaly & Shigeru Umebayashi 

  • Best Score at 33th Hong kong award
  • Best score at 8th Afa Award (Asian Film Award)
  • Nominee Oscar Best Achievement in Cinematography Philippe Le Sourd Best Achievement in Costume Design William Chang